Sunday, January 31, 2010

Key To My Heart

Tonight I am sharing with you a card that I made this weekend for this weeks Color Challenge over at Stamp TV to use black, white and kraft. I was in Pennsylvania visiting my parents this weekend, and whenever I am visiting, I always take advantage of mom's stamps and supplies :) For this card, I used two Gina K. stamp sets that I have not yet added to my personal collection - Timeless Treasures by Theresa Momber and Vintage Borders by Nina Brackett. I started by running a piece of white Pure Luxury card stock through the Cuttlebug using one of mom's embossing folders, and then hit the raised areas with SU! Sahara Sand ink using a piece of yellow sponge. On a piece of Pure Luxury card stock in Soft Sand, I first stamped one of the borders from Nina's set in black, and then added some pearls to embellish. On a square piece of the Pure Luxury white, I stamped the heart-shaped lock from Theresa's set in the Sahara Sand, and then added the sentiment on top in black. The key was stamped in black onto the Soft Sand, and was then cut out using a craft knife. All layers were bordered in Pure Luxury Black Onyx. For my finishing touches, I started digging through mom's ribbons and trims and found the the perfect pieces to add to the card! Thanks for the fun day in your craft room, mom! I am missing you already!

Before I go, I just wanted to give you an update on the house :) We had the home inspection on Saturday (almost 4 hours) and everything went very well! There are a few minor things that we will need to work on, but nothing major! I am so relieved! Next step - the mortgage...

I hope you have a great week!


  1. Beautiful card, Dee! Wish I could visit and take advantage of your mom's stamping supplies! One of these days we will actually have to get together! Glad to hear that there were no insurmountable problems with the inspection -- that's a big step!!

  2. First congrats again on the house!!! That make you a real adult now, LOL, thats what I tell my daughter, Your card is beyond beautiful!!!

  3. This is gorgeous! I'm so glad your inspection went well!

  4. woooooo hoooooo! very happy for you! having your own home is really a blessing!so exciting!

    your card is gorgeous...nailed the vintage look! love that touch with the glad you and your Mom had time together AND you got to play with all her toys...she has some great stash!! (-:

  5. Beautiful card!! Glad things are moving along on your home!!